Ypsilanti city leaders OK’d the purchase of 5,000 recycling carts for residents participating in Ypsilanti’s curbside pick-up program. Officials intend to roll out the new 96-gallon carts to all households eligible for the program in April of next year. The city currently offers 25-gallon bins for recycling, according to Ypsilanti Department of Public Services Director Ron Akers.

The $292,000 recycling cart purchase is fully covered by grant funds coming from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, Washtenaw County and The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit, a city memo states. Currently, residential properties with four units or less can participate in the curbside program, but that could soon change.

Ypsilanti is evaluating expanding the opportunity to multi-family properties with between five and eight units around the time officials rollout the new carts in the spring, Akers said. The city is purchasing 300 to 400 extra carts for that reason, he told City Council on Tuesday, adding city leaders will get more information on the potential expansion of the program at a future meeting.

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Author: Lucas Smolcic Larson, MLive.com
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